Teddy quilt started

I started hand quilting the Teddy quilt.

Teddy is an on top of the quilt guy so I wanted the quilt to be very thick and puffy.   I used an extra loft poly batting.


The backing is a dog bone pattern


As always I pin basted the layers together (very few pins works best for me)


I am hand quilting it with black perle cotton thread #12 and a size 5 embroidery needle. A note about perle cotton thread; it is different than embroidery floss.    Embroidery floss is not a good choice for hand quilting.  The individual strands are not as strong and are not twisted together like they are in perle cotton thread.


I am not marking this.  I am just quilting around the pieces and then adding 3 more rows by eye .


You can see Teddy on the far left checking my work.


He asked if he could sit on it yet


I got his approval.

I did make a few more border pieces for the Batik Quilt.


It wont be too much longer before I get the top finished (I hope)

As promised here are a few pictures from the Basic floral design class I teach. (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy Quilting


27 thoughts on “Teddy quilt started

  1. Audrey Waite says:

    Teddy is so adorable.

  2. Colleen says:

    When I first started scrolling through I thought that WAS Teddy sitting on the quilt. Until you had commented that he was supervising on the sidelines. . Boy I need better glasses. HA 🙂

  3. katechiconi says:

    He’s a very lucky puppy. That’s a very superior quilt!

  4. Susan Dileanis says:

    Teddy looks so proud of his quilt. I can’t believe all the hobbies you have, Tim, you are very talented.

  5. dljolin says:

    I have been collecting ‘dog’ fabrics for a while to make blanket/beds for the boys Rocky & Sam. This is perfect! Motivated to get started now.
    Also your “beginning” flower arranging class…..stunning. So much talent. Wish I was closer to take your classes.

  6. Patty Gal says:

    Tim and Teddy, you guys just cheer me up every day. I’m smiling right now! And Tim, your flower arrangements are lovely.

  7. gardnerpam6 says:

    I love love love the Teddy quilt!

  8. Kristen says:

    I had to laugh when I saw the subject line…after your last post Teddy gave you a talking to, didn’t he? He sat you down, looked earnestly into your eyes and put your priorities straight. Forget these quilts in progress — who’s your puppy daddy? The Teddy quilt. That’s the priority.

    Glad to see you got that straightened out.

  9. Louise says:

    My daughter has a Schnauzer who comes home from the groomer with the little scarves. She has saved all of them so I can’t wait to show her what you did with Teddy’s! That is so cool! Does Teddy get to keep and sleep on his quilt?

  10. Jan says:

    Saw your quilts at the Des Moines quilt show this weekend. Fantastic!
    Also enjoy your blog and the updates on teddy..

  11. annetisell says:

    How wonderful the Teddy quilt! Love love love it! P.S. the flowers are marvellous also!

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